Identified! IN - Gary, BlkFem, 14-18, 'SUPERGIRL POWER' shirt, 16 Sept 2019 - Takaylah Tribitt

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  1. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    The teenage girl found dead Monday in an alley near 20th and Pennsylvania. The girl is believed to be between the ages of 14 and 18. The sheriff's department described her as an African American girl, 5 ft. 2 in. tall and 117 lbs. with short black hair and pierced ears.

    She was found wearing an orange or red t-shirt with the words 'SUPERGIRL POWER' and the Superman logo on it, as well as size large blue Champion brand pants with gray stripes, a red size 32B bra, and blue and black Nike Air Max Plus size seven sneakers.

    Police released a photograph of her t-shirt

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    Lake County, Indiana, Coroner Asking For Help Identifying Teenage Jane Doe


    Teen girl's body found in Gary, police seek help identifying her
     


  2. coffeeandacig

    coffeeandacig Bloggin' n stuffs

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    JMO...And they've probably looked into it, but a teenager wearing "Supergirl Power" sounds a little age regressive. Wonder if she was in any way affiliated with the Willow Glen Academy which abuts the alley where her body was found?
    Willowglen Academy - Residential Services
     
  3. SassySquatch

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    I read an article earlier today that listed how she was found and aspects about the cause of death. Was that recanted? I’m searching to see if I can find it again.

    Edit. Found it.
    “Their coworkers said the teen was found tied to a newly-placed utility pole, and they believe she was beaten to death.”
    Lake County, Indiana, Coroner Asking For Help Identifying Teenage Jane Doe
     
  4. Reasonable & Just

    Reasonable & Just United We Stand

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    Oh my gosh, this is awful. Maybe done by a group of other girls?
     
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    Unfortunately, there are a lot of black girls missing from that area with a similar description.
     
  6. Shin Masamura

    Shin Masamura Him who is without syntax cast out the 1st pronoun

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    Agreed, thinking she's within a 75 mile range, there are too many victims. Tying to a pole though. Is this set up to look like/ is a hate crime? Or a lesson for something. I remember a John Doe in this manner that this happened and it was mafia related.. Not sure, just brain storming
     
  7. kiaatcher

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    Agreed, especially in Gary, IN.
     
  8. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    Sounds like a warning to all from a pimp

    Amateur opinion and speculation
     
  9. Shin Masamura

    Shin Masamura Him who is without syntax cast out the 1st pronoun

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    Possibly if he felt no one would be looking for, still I would think detection would keen.. Also I would assume more than one individual would be involved..
     
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    Shin Masamura Him who is without syntax cast out the 1st pronoun

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    <snip> found out my suggestion was found via FB
     
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  11. Two for the road

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    That shirt is a girls size shirt sold at Walmart. So she is probably on the younger end of the age estimate :(.

    Gary has a serial killer, per the murder accountability project, so this could also be the work of a serial killer. Although tied up and beaten sounds like a hate crime to me.
     
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    Like an active serial killer right now?
     
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    Definite possibility. The body found is only a mile and a half from I94 which runs between Detroit and Chicago.
     
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    Official appeal by her coroner on FB page:

    “As Coroner of Lake County, I have been working closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children with hopes to locate family of a young Jane Doe found in Gary Indiana on September 16, 2019.
    May I please request the public’s help in locating this young females family?
    I am providing the following facial sketches in hopes to locate her loved ones. This is another heart wrenching case that I would like to bring closure to for her family.”

    Sex: Female
    Race: Black
    Est. Age: 14-18
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Height: 5’02”
    Weight: 117 pounds
    Date Found: 09/16/2019
    Location Found: Gary, Indiana

    On September 16, 2019 an unidentified female was found deceased in Gary, Indiana. She was found in an alley near Pennsylvania Street and 20th Ave. She had been deceased for approximately 2 days. The female is estimated to have been 14-18 years old at the time of death. She stood approximately 5’2” tall and weighed around 117 pounds. She had short black hair. Both earlobes were pierced one time but no earrings were in place. No unique scars or tattoos were observed. She was found wearing a white, light and dark blue Nike windbreaker, an orange/red t-shirt with the words “SUPERGIRL POWER” and the Superman logo on the front (size large), blue Champion brand pants with gray stripes, blue & black Nike Air Max Plus sneakers (size 7), and a red bra (size 32B). The images featured above are facial reconstructions created by a NCMEC Forensic Artist and depicts what the female may have looked like in life.

    Lake County Coroner’s Office (219)755-3265


    Respectfully,
    Lake County Coroner
    Merrilee Frey

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    Link to FB appeal - Merrilee Frey

    Edit to add: Coroner is quite forthcoming and checking all the tips submitted in the comments under her appeal. If you have strong suggestion you can submit there for her to see and investigate.
     
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    Thank you so much! I sent Brianna to her.
     
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